What a night! What a privilege! No words just total awe. Yuja Wang, perhaps the worlds greatest living pianist, thrilled us all last night with a never-to-be-forgotten recital at the UBC Chan Centre here in Vancouver. She wrote in the program, “This recital will hopefully lift all of your spirits, sharing music written by many of the great souls who have lived before us.”
Be assured Yuja all of our spirits could not have been lifted any higher.
In celebration of two inspiring female athletes
US Gymnastics Champion 2019
The first American woman to win six titles, and celebrated last year in my post
the power of teal.
Roger’s Cup Women’s Tennis Champion, 2019
The first Canadian woman to win the title since 1969.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”
Neil Armstrong, July 20th, 1969
The Eternal Flame in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem
, Jerusalem, which I drew on July 11th 1967, for this Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2019.
“The Eternal Flame, burning from a base fashioned like a broken bronze goblet, continuously illuminates the Hall, its smoke exiting the building through an opening at the highest point of the ceiling. Before it stands a stone crypt containing the ashes of Holocaust victims, brought to Israel from the extermination camps.”
Quotation from the Yad Vashem website
No day shall erase you from the memory of time
This quote from Virgil is displayed in the Memorial Hall of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York with letters forged from remnant World Trade Center steel by blacksmith Tom Joyce.
Yesterday afternoon the ballet came to the studio. Inspired after watching the sublime Tiler Peck, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, in Ballet 422 on Netflix. Watch this great ballet documentary and be inspired by her too.
Paralympic Moment I
Congratulations to Canada’s Kurt Oatway, sitting super-giant slalom gold medalist
Dedicated to the memory of Stephen Hawking.
Olympic Moment I – 11.2.18
Transformation using the gift of the four treasures in the studio today.
Piazza San Marco, Study I
Waterloo I 3.11.15 matted and framed.
Waterloo Station today.
It’s good to be back.